Observing AMP

If you don’t already know what AMP or Accelerated Mobile Pages is, then heading to the AMP Project website is the best place to go. Briefly it’s another way of writing HTML with a number of restrictions that aims to make a webpage load faster. Google also caches the pages …

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Integrating iCal in PHP

iCal is a file format which allows the sharing of generic calendar information. A lot of sites such as HomeAway and AirBnB generate iCal files so you can synchronise bookings across platforms on which your properties may be advertised.

If one of these platforms is your own website, you may …

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Working with MongoDB in PHP

If you’re used to MySQL then making the move to MongoDB may be daunting. Here’s a simple walkthrough with examples to get you started.

Setup

Firstly, connect to your server and select the database with which you wish to work.

$m = new MongoClient("server.co.uk"); $db = $m->selectDB("database");

Access the relevant …

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No redesign this year, sorta!

Since I joined Bronco (over 9 years ago) I’ve spent some time each year delivering a new company website. The reason we’ve done this each year range from being bored with the previous iteration, having the design copied for a WordPress theme or needing to showcase our ever developing skillset.…

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